As the name suggests, double glazed windows are made with two layers of glass. The two panes of glass are separated by a space that can either be filled with inert gas or it may be left as a vacuum. Whilst the initial idea behind the development of double glazing was to provide better insulation for houses, it has so many additional benefits today. Here are some prime examples of the benefits of double glazing and why your windows and doors should be double glazed.
Double glazing is a great way of increasing the curb appeal of your home. In this modern day and age, all housing types can be fitted out with double glazing without having to compromise on the original look and feel of the house. By employing the services of an experienced and high qualified double glazing company, you can be positive your new windows will look stunning.
Increased Property Value
Through the installation of double glazing, your house is made more comfortable to live in, and it also makes the house more attractive to potential buyers compared to a house with single glazed windows. If you are in the position of wanting to sell your home, then you can be sure of getting a better deal with double glazed windows.
Double glazing was developed in order to provide better insulation than the traditional single glazing. Double glazed windows provide a strong barrier, and as such, they reduce the amount of heat transfer from your house to the cold outer air. This way, your house is better equipped to retain the heat gained from the sun during the day. Although, during the hot summer months, the windows keep the extreme heat outside. The better quality insulation provided by double glazed windows means that you can enjoy warmer winters and cooler summers.
Reduced Energy Bills
Windows and doors with double glazing allows your house to retain most of the heat that it gains from the sun during the course of the day. The increased insulation also means that your heating bills over the winter will be reduced as you won't need to turn the heating on as often. This translates into much lower energy consumption and general bills.
If you’ve ever lived in a house with single glazed windows, you’ll know exactly what it’s like to have windows that let in the slightest noise. With double glazing you don’t need to worry about noise; they provide much better insulation. Double glazing is almost a requirement if you live in a built-up area or a city.
Double glazed windows are stronger than single glazed windows and are therefore much harder to break. They are also difficult to force open from the outside; this makes it harder for intruders to gain entry this way. By installing these windows you can rest easy with the knowledge that you have secure windows.
As you can see, the benefits of double glazing are immense; not only does your house get great insulation making it cosy all year round, you also get better sound insulation, security and reduced damage from UV rays and heat.
The team here at AA Conservatories have extensive experience in double glazing installations, for old and new homes, as well as commercial properties. Why not get in touch with the team today to discuss your double glazing needs?